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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5

Portability
55
Imaging
95
Features
85
Overall
91
Fujifilm GFX 100S front
 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5 front
Portability
59
Imaging
60
Features
89
Overall
71

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100S
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 900g - 150 x 104 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2021
Panasonic GH5
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3.2" Fully Articulated Display
  • ISO 200 - 25600
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 725g - 139 x 98 x 87mm
  • Released January 2017
  • Previous Model is Panasonic GH4
  • Refreshed by Panasonic GH5 II
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Overview

The following is a thorough review of the Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Panasonic. There exists a huge gap between the resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100S (102MP) and GH5 (20MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100S (Medium format) and GH5 (Four Thirds) come with totally different sensor size.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S was launched 4 years after the GH5 which is quite a significant gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before getting in to a in depth comparison, below is a brief synopsis of how the Fujifilm GFX 100S scores versus the GH5 in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100S over the Panasonic GH5

 Fujifilm GFX 100S GH5 
ReleasedJanuary 2021January 2017Newer by 50 months
Display resolution2360k1620kSharper display (+740k dot)

Reasons to pick Panasonic GH5 over the Fujifilm GFX 100S

 GH5 Fujifilm GFX 100S 
Display typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating display
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Panasonic GH5

 Fujifilm GFX 100S GH5 
Manually focus Dial accurate focusing
Display sizing3.2"3.2"Equivalent display size
Touch display Easily navigate

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Physical Comparison

If you're going to travel with your camera frequently, you have to factor its weight and dimensions. The Fujifilm GFX 100S has external dimensions of 150mm x 104mm x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") and a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs) whilst the Panasonic GH5 has dimensions of 139mm x 98mm x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4") having a weight of 725 grams (1.60 lbs).

Check the Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 in the latest Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ depending on the lens you have chosen during that time. Following is the front view scale comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100S compared to the GH5.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and GH5 is 55 and 59 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Sensor Comparison

Normally, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor dimensions purely by going over technical specs. The image here will offer you a greater sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and GH5.

As you can tell, both of these cameras enjoy different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm GFX 100S because of its larger sensor will make shooting shallow DOF simpler and the Fujifilm GFX 100S will offer more detail utilizing its extra 82 Megapixels. Greater resolution can also make it easier to crop photos far more aggressively. The fresher Fujifilm GFX 100S is going to have an edge in sensor tech.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
Photography Glossary

Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Portrait photography factors
Panasonic GH5 Portrait photography factors
97
you can focus manually
megapixel count great (102 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW files
76
has manual focus
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
provides face detection focusing
supports RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S as a Street photography camera
Panasonic GH5 as a Street photography camera
74
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
exports RAW files
offers focus via touch
weather proofing
heavier than others (900g)
74
screen articulates fully
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW files
comes with focus via touch
weather proofing
good high ISO (25,600)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Sports photography factors
Panasonic GH5 Sports photography factors
91
silent shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count great (102 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
comes with tracking focus
weather proofing
sensor has phase detect AF
max frames per second very slow (5.0 fps)
68
high shutter speed (1/8,000s)
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
provides tracking autofocus
weather proofing
low battery pack (410 per charge)
no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Travel photography information
Panasonic GH5 Travel photography information
67
weather proofing
connects via bluetooth
offers focus via touch
megapixel count great (102 megapixels)
heavier than others (900 grams)
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
68
weather proofing
has bluetooth
comes with focus via touch
good MP (20MP)
display is selfie friendly
low battery pack (410 CIPA)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Landscape photography factors
Panasonic GH5 Landscape photography factors
93
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
megapixel count great (102 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Medium format)
exports RAW files
weather proofing
has dual storage slots
75
has manual focus
switch lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3.2 inch)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
good MP (20MP)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
no anti aliasing filter
good high ISO (25,600)
supports RAW files
weather proofing
has dual storage slots
low battery pack (410 shots)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm GFX 100S
Vlogging with Panasonic GH5
34
built-in touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic jack
doesn't contain selfie friendly screen
heavier than others (900g)
75
display is selfie friendly
touchscreen functionality
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
provides face detection focusing
video res high (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have external mic jack
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Panasonic GH5 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100S and Panasonic GH5
 Fujifilm GFX 100SPanasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
General Information
Make FujiFilm Panasonic
Model Fujifilm GFX 100S Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH5
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2021-01-27 2017-01-04
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by - Venus Engine
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Four Thirds
Sensor dimensions 44 x 33mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 102MP 20MP
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 11648 x 8736 5184 x 3888
Maximum native ISO 12800 25600
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 200
RAW format
Min enhanced ISO 50 100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 425 225
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm G Micro Four Thirds
Number of lenses 13 107
Crop factor 0.8 2.1
Screen
Display type Tilting Fully Articulated
Display sizing 3.2 inch 3.2 inch
Display resolution 2,360k dot 1,620k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot 3,680k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.76x
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 60s
Max shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Max quiet shutter speed 1/16000s 1/16000s
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames per second 12.0 frames per second
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, Auto/Redeye Reduction, Forced On, Forced On w/Redeye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync w/Redeye Reduction, Forced Off
Hot shoe
AEB
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/125s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 4096 x 2160 (24p), 3840 x 2160 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p)
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 4096x2160
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, AVCHD, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.1 Gen 1(5 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 900 grams (1.98 lb) 725 grams (1.60 lb)
Dimensions 150 x 104 x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") 139 x 98 x 87mm (5.5" x 3.9" x 3.4")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 77
DXO Color Depth score not tested 23.9
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 13.0
DXO Low light score not tested 807
Other
Battery life 460 images 410 images
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W235 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 secs; 10 secs w/3 shots)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II compatible)
Storage slots 2 2
Retail price $5,999 $1,298